It’s not easy being green

The making of the FrogID App Most people think that building an app is all about sitting behind a brightly lit screen coding away in air-conditioned comfort in the confines of a towering building with lots of desks and people running around in suits.  Not for some IBMers. “I never thought I would be tramping […]

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Q: What do consumers want? A: Seamless digital interactions

Author: Brent Davids | IBM ANZ Business Development Executive & Customer Cognitive Care Leader “Nothing is more frustrating than hearing that robotic voice on the other end of the phone line telling me I have progressed further in a queue that I didn’t even want to be in the first place.” Today’s customers demand quick, […]

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Understanding the role of secure digitisation

Author: Damien Hudson | Associate Partner, IBM ix Financial services organisations are feeling the heat. In a hyper-competitive marketplace, banks are dealing with highly educated customers, who are well aware of their options and expect their needs to be met (and if not by you, then by someone else). In fact, banking customers tend to […]

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Data in Disasters: Coding our way to improved disaster resilience

Author: Iven Mareels, Lab Director of IBM Research – Australia Australia and New Zealand are among the most disaster-prone countries in the world, each year experiencing the wrath of bushfires, cyclones, floods and earthquakes. More than 9 million Australians have been impacted by a natural disaster or extreme weather event in the past 30 years, […]

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Delving deep into digital insights

Author: Chris Howard | IBM ANZ Watson Data Platform & DIP Practice Leader A before I, except before C Many of us will remember the mnemonic rule of thumb ‘I before E, except after C’ from our spelling drills at school. In today’s world of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive computing, I would like to propose […]

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Riding a bike in Beijing and the future of marketing

By Amanda Johnston-Pell, Chief Marketing Officer A/NZ Evolving technologies such as IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain are transforming the fields of healthcare, retail, financial services and many others. They are also now rapidly defining the new world of marketing. Data, both structured and unstructured, and trust is the imperative that is driving this new era. […]

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Uncover your cyber experts

Author: Pelin Nancarrow, Incident Response and Intelligence, IBM Security The solution to your cyber-security needs might be closer and more readily available than you think. Barely a week goes by without another industry report highlighting the shortage of cyber-security related professionals in Australia and New Zealand, as well as across the globe. And with the […]

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Could your next employee be an AI-powered digital human?

Written by: Jordan Teicher, Content Producer, IBM Industries This story is part of Big Thinkers, a series of profiles on business leaders transforming industries with bold ideas. “Humans can communicate in lots of ways,” said Greg Cross. “But when we actually want to have important conversations we always do those face to face.” Cross, the […]

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IBM Cloud is helping achieve New Zealand government’s digital vision

Author: Jo Healey, IBM New Zealand General Manager, Global Technology Services. Many of New Zealand’s multi-lateral relationships are driven by trade, geographic proximity or historical connections, but an emerging network that I’m watching with huge interest is the Digital 7.  The ‘D7’ as it’s known, is a group of the world’s most advanced digital nations […]

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Industry 4.0 helps manufacturers to innovate

by Elinor Swery, Solutions Architect at Soul Machines The days of high margin manufacturing are dwindling. As the manufacturing sector faces a more complex consumer landscape and reduced access to resources, the need to innovate is ever growing. Companies from a range of industries, from automotive to consumer products, are focusing on achieving cost reduction […]

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Explore the world of quantum

Quantum computing has the potential to be transformative because of its ability to solve complex world problems. Business, science, education and government could change in fundamentally new ways. Explore the strange and exciting world of quantum computing below. What is quantum computing? Recently WIRED challenged IBM’s Dr Talia Gershon (Senior Manager, Quantum Research) to explain […]

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Green means AI for traffic and beyond

Written by: Rich McKay, Content Producer, IBM Industries Irritation, the mother of invention? Yes, according to IBM Master Inventor Steve Hobson. “What commonly happens in the invention process is that people are driven by the constant irritations and annoyances of life,” Hobson said. “And traffic lights appear to have a malicious intent whenever you approach […]

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